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It's a wrap! June

June was the last month of the official launch period of Kickstarter’s arrival in Germany. I spent a lot of time traveling around the country and explaining how to run a Kickstarter campaign, which is why I decided to write a short blog post to help you set up a great campaign yourself. (I’ll publish it soon.) To me, Kickstarter is not just a great way to fund creative projects because it’s so much more than that. Doing my own Kickstarter project with the aim to publish This Year Will Be Different has brought so many great things to me! Apart from working with Kickstarter, I was also interviewed for John Lee Dumas’ podcast Entrepreneur on Fire. I was recommended to him as an interview partner by one of my amazing Kickstarter backers. I consider myself so exceptionally lucky for having such great people believe in my work. Also, something else happened because of the book. I was requested to teach a class at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The aim was to explain to their fellows how to utilise social media to (eventually) get better jobs.

This Year Will Be Different has received quite a lot of press this past month. For once, the book was featured on the Creative Boom as one of the must-read books for freelancers. There have also been features of the book in the Creative Mornings Vienna magazine and the local Wienerin magazine. Now that I’m back in Vienna, I feel very welcomed.

There is something else I’ve been experimenting with. In the last couple of months, I’ve been focusing on taking more pictures to sell them via Getty Images and the EyeEm Market. If you like taking pictures, then you should definitely look into it, and if you like writing, check out Contently. I’ve been linking my articles there since 2014 and finally I was picked as a freelance editor for human interest stories for Facebook Germany. Contently is the perfect resource when you want to make money as a freelance writer.

As I already mentioned, I’m back in Vienna and thus, I’ll reduce my hours with Kickstarter. I have capacities to take on long-term clients or short-term consulting work, so let me know if you’re working on a project that you need help with!

It’s a wrap! May

May was the second month I spent working with the great team at Kickstarter. On the 12th of May, Kickstarter launched in Germany, and with more than 100 projects going live on launch day and about € 500K pledged to German projects within the first 24 hours, Germany’s launch was the biggest international launch so far. I’m incredibly proud I could work on such a challenging assignment. 

I’ve spent the majority of the month going from one location to another and speaking about Kickstarter in front of artists, students (HS München, Muthesius, HfG Offenbach,..), and startup professionals. I would even dare to say that I’ve developed a routine in public speaking. Still, the most challenging (and most exciting) moment of the month was my talk at the re:publica.

May also marks the month where Diana and I have finally managed to bring This Year Will Be Different: The Insightful Guide to Becoming a Freelancer out in print. You can now order the book via Amazon. I am even more excited that we’ve managed to secure some press and interviews about the book. I’ll share some links soon. Let’s make the next month as great as the last. Please let me know if you have a project I could get involved with. 

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